a place to rest

Playing in this part of the color wheel naturally lends itself to watery effects. Inks and watercolours swirl beautifully on puddles of water and mingle together.

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”

 

― Joseph Campbell

How are you adapting to this new upside-down world?

In all the uncertainty I’m finding my feet in small ways by coming back to some familiar practices: Simple things, safe places, one day, one page, one color at a time.

I hope you’re able to find some moments to step aside from the background noise of the news and the confusion.

Blue-Green – Watery Swirls

Playing in this part of the color wheel naturally lends itself to watery effects. Inks and watercolours swirl beautifully on puddles of water and mingle together.

If these colors have a textured surface to run rivulets through, all the better. I used some clear tar gel medium, but any gel medium, gesso or mod podge will do. With a thick layer you can draw valleys and squiggles in the surface (any tool with a pointy end – I keep old pens that have run out of ink, also forks and combs work well. As do fingernails)

Let the textured surface dry completely then splash some water on. Inks and watercolours dripped into the water will wiggle along the paths in the texture.


“Twelvty” 12 Colors in 12 Months

Every month this year I am making a series of pieces in just one color. At the end of the year I’ll combine them into one big multicolored work. 

I’m sharing my process throughout this adventure here in this blog. (So far this year I’ve explored Yellow, Yellow-Green & Green)

I’d love for you to join me. TWELVTY is open to everyone, and better yet, it’s free!

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Author: Mixy

artist, thing maker & idea magpie. I am making it all up, one bit at a time.

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